Finally, I have completed my last assignment in Poetry 201. It has been an interesting and challenging two weeks. My last assignment was to write a sonnet about the future. And in this poem I was to include a chiasmus which pertains to repeating statements forwards and then backwards. Can you find my forward and backward statements?
Looking in Hope for Spring
Oh those prolonged days, ever so cold and blistery,
How long indeed shall they continue to still prevail?
As certainly every night is so utterly freezing and wintry.
I yearn and hope for spring to arrive without fail.
I glance upon my wall calendar to calculate and count
The number of months and weeks of this frigid season;
How many more of these dark days must surely amount
Before the end of snow though lovely it does glisten?
Now to stop and be ever so true and so ever kindly fair,
The loving, faithful Lord has remained always with me.
He’s gently wrapped me in saving grace showing he does care
Whether I am wide awake or sleeping ever so deep, so soundly.
Only God gives lasting hope; hope lasting is given by God only.
Encouragingly, I lift up my head; yea! My head is uplifted encouragingly.